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1_5starsGraham2I’ve honestly never seen the SNL Coneheads skit. The Coneheads bugged me and the commercial was only funny because of the wife’s reaction to the khaki pants. I’m giving this commercial 2-stars because the originality was a zero. State Farm just redid one of their commercials in a less funny way. They could have done the Coneheads in a different setting and the plot line might have been better, but this was annoying.

1_5starsTom5I’m giving “Jake from Planet State Farm” a 5-star rating – the highest we can go! This commercial is hilarious and fun to watch. Why shouldn’t insurance ads be fun?! I challenge you to watch “Jake from Planet State Farm” starring Coneheads, Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin, and not laugh out loud. Insurance is a serious matter, but if the insurance company is boring and serious in their commercials, they may lose the attention of their current and potential customers.


Meet the Authors

The 18 year old

A rising student of film, Graham measures all advertising against his favorite movie scenes. So a commercial with a good car chase plays well. Better with an explosion. And funny. It should be funny. So a speeding car that explodes in an amusing way will sell product.

  • Recent Pope High School Graduate
  • Rising College Film Student
  • Long Boarder, Snow Boarder, Rower
  • Improv Performer at Whole World Theatre
  • World Traveller (England, Scotland, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica)

The 80 year old

Graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Business School, Tom doesn’t let his Ivy League education interfere with an appreciation for inane advertising campaigns. He more than appreciates a poodle in a business suit selling cleaning products. He also enjoys talking babies.

  • Lieutenant of the USS Gurke Destroyer
  • Furniture Industry Legend
  • Business Professor
  • Husband for over 60 Years
  • Lover of Daschunds, M*A*S*H and Scotch

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